"Snake Symbol" Asklipieion Things to Do Tip by sandysmith

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  snake symbol
by sandysmith

The basic belief of the cult was that good clean water, plenty of fresh air and a pleasing environment without stress would go far in curing disease. Their symbol was the same twining snake used today by modern western medicine. The snake was honoured due to its ability to discover therapeutic herbs. This symbol is often seen around Kos town - where I took this pic.

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  • Updated Jun 1, 2005
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